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Twins' Buxton, Dozier win Gold Gloves


The Royals are the only American League club to have at least one victor in each of the past seven seasons, while Colorado is the only club with a longer streak (eight-straight years).

Former Appling County standout Byron Buxton has claimed his first career Gold Glove Award.

Molina, an eight-time victor of the award, lost past year to Buster Posey of the Giants.

But as Tuesday's revealing of the Gold Glove winners proved, the Lincoln Southeast graduate can still work the glove. Only Frank White has won more Gold Gloves in franchise history. His 2.8 Defensive WAR as calculated by Baseball Reference led all National League players and ranked second among all Major League players (SS Andrelton Simmons, 4.2).

Crawford also won the Gold Glove award in 2015 and 2016 for his play at shortstop for the Giants. Hosmer also had a streak of 120 games without being charged with an error, the longest streak by a Royals first baseman, according to Elias Sports Bureau.




Barnhart committed his only error of the season in his 53rd appearance behind the plate (7/7 at Ari, SB/E2).

This is Hosmer's fourth Gold Glove, which ties catcher Salvador Perez for third-most among Royals players.

The Royals have won a major-league-leading 14 Gold Gloves since 2011.

Managers and up to six coaches from each team participated in the voting, with the stipulation that they couldn't vote for players from their own team.

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